FROM THE EDITOR

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place -

Our front page story to­day high­lights a cou­ple of things.

Firstly, that places like Toko­roa and Pu­taruru are in a good spot and se­condly, peo­ple are be­com­ing more mobile in their quest for a tra­di­tional Kiwi life­style.

As roads grad­u­ally im­prove [de­bate­able in some places around here], and vehicles be­come more fuel ef­fi­cient, the ease of travel makes places like this very at­trac­tive to the real es­tate refugees in the larger cen­tres.

Two hours of travel a day is not much fun - be­lieve me, I’ve been there! But not be­ing able to af­ford you own home is no fun ei­ther.

For many dis­placed fam­i­lies in Auck­land, Tau­ranga and even Hamil­ton, set­ting up roots in re­gions like South Waikato is the only way to get a piece of the pie.

We have what ev­ery­one wants - the quar­ter acre dream - and that will at­tract ex­actly the sort of in­vest­ment we want. Young fam­i­lies bring the sort of energy, goals and as­pi­ra­tions that last for gen­er­a­tions.

Daniel Hutchin­son

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